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    A really nice surprise today

    I didn't get to attend the cycling club's banquet last week as I was in Florida watching my nephew's high school team win their 4th state wrestling championship. I received an email from the club today indicating they were sorry I missed the ceremony and my "Rookie of the Year" award would be mailed to me

    I'm not a rookie at cycling but this is my first year with the club. It's been a good year, too. My first century and my first 2000+ miles for a year. I was afraid I would get an award for the most flat tires on a club ride. I had 5 in 25 miles on a ride this year due to a faulty rim

    I'm looking forward to another good year if it ever gets warm and dry enough to ride outdoors!
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    Well done, Beverly. Wishing you a great year in 2007, and may all your flat tires be behind you.
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    Indeed, well done!

    Congratulations on the honor... Look out for that dreaded sophomore jinx.
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    Congratulations! That sounds like a good group/club if they're doing recognition like that.

    Congrats to the family on the Wrestling championship as well. High School sports are really fun to follow, especially if you have family or close friends on the teams. Performing well at the Regional and State levels requires special talent and a lot of heart and desire.

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    That is indeed a nice surprise. Three good things in one day (Nephew's success, in Florida instead of Ohio during Feb., and a great e-mail recognizing your accomplishments). I'd have a grin from ear to ear if I were you!
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    Sounds like good things are happening with you and the club too....congratulations.

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    Nice going.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jet Travis

    Well done, Beverly. Wishing you a great year in 2007, and may all your flat tires be behind you.
    My congratulations too Beverly, but I'm not going to wish all your flats be behind you. I know I'd rather fix one on the front, so here's hoping all your flats are in front of you.
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    Congratulations. Nice to know someone on a Fifty Plus Forum can be a rookie anything. Hope you have many flatless miles this summer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MichiganMike
    Congratulations. Nice to know someone on a Fifty Plus Forum can be a rookie anything. Hope you have many flatless miles this summer.
    I will second that! Congrats.

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    Congrats on being recognized for your contribution: sounds like you are a welcome addition to the local group and they want to encourage you to stay with them & appreciate your being 'on the team'...
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    Congrats to you. As some have mentioned, the club you are in sounds pretty nice to recognize various achievements. Keep going!

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    Nice job Rookie, keep it up!

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    Hey Bev,

    Watch out for the "sophomore slump." It afflicts rookie-of-the-year winners in every sport!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Beverly
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    I'm not a rookie at cycling but this is my first year with the club. It's been a good year, too. My first century and my first 2000+ miles for a year.

    Hey, those are great stats! Congrats!!!
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    5 flats on one ride must be near a record. So at least you know how to repair a puncture now.

    Nice to be appreciated by your fellow club riders, but what are you aiming for next year?
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    Quote Originally Posted by stapfam
    5 flats on one ride must be near a record. So at least you know how to repair a puncture now.

    Nice to be appreciated by your fellow club riders, but what are you aiming for next year?

    Thankfully I didn't have to repair all those flats. I can do it but I'm a little slow. One of the club members was a fantastic help that day. I still thank him everytime I see him.

    I'm going to do my first 7 day tour this summer. I'm also going to do another Livestrong ride in Philadelphia. They promise Lance will be there this year
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    My advice is to get to be a pro at changing flats, then change everyone else's every chance you get. Every cyclist has to change so many flats in their lifetime, and the more you change for others, the fewer you have to change for yourself. The advantage is that you're not so emotionally involved with other's flats.

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    Senior Member ?? Beverly's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by Fredmertz51
    My advice is to get to be a pro at changing flats, then change everyone else's every chance you get. Every cyclist has to change so many flats in their lifetime, and the more you change for others, the fewer you have to change for yourself. The advantage is that you're not so emotionally involved with other's flats.
    I'm a volunteer bike patrolman for the local part district so I get plenty of chances to change flat tires, fix chains that have slipped off, etc. We carry extra tubes with us as this is the most common problem we run across. It's amazing how many people leave home without the equipment to fix a minor problem. I'll probably never be fast at changing a flat and it's becoming harder each year due to arthritis in my fingers
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